Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, enjoys an exceptional reputation in both teaching and research in the discipline.  Extremely rich in academic potential, comprising a faculty known widely for their research and teaching, abilities, it ranks easily among the best departments in the country. The Department was established in 1952, with about 40 postgraduate students. Since then the strength of the students has gone beyond 800.  

The growth of the Department has coincided with the progress of the discipline of Political Science from a narrow body of legal and institutional knowledge to more comprehensive social sciences that integrates and interrogates sociological, economic, philosophical and cultural dimensions and thereby better relates to a purposive study of politics keeping especially the Indian reality in focus. 

The Department offers M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes and runs regular seminars and workshops. Amongst the earliest visiting faculty members was Professor Norman D. Palmer of the University of Pennsylvania, a specialist in Indian, South Asian, and International Politics.  The Department was the first academic unit in the country to have introduced compulsory M.A. courses in Modern Indian Political Thought when Professor Randhir Singh was the Head.

On the collaborative research front, the Department is committed to an inter-disciplinary thematic thrust area of Democracy, Development and Peace, with generous support by UGC under its Departmental Special Assistance Programme. This has helped build on the traditional strengths in various sub-fields as well as across disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Political Science has immensely contributed towards creating domain knowledge through curriculum development. This has resulted in Department being awarded as Centre of Advanced Study by UGC under Special Assistance Program since 2010 and now it is under stage II of the process from 2016.

Vision

The vision of the department is to shape the way the Political Science discipline is understood and taught in India in a foundational manner, imbued with a distinctive focus on contributions of the Indian scholarship in understanding our complex and diverse social realities. We are committed to advance education and academic research that fosters possibilities of intellectual and social transformation of our students and prepares them to become citizen leaders committed to values of social & gender justice and, public service.  




Events

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Comparative Federalists Research Group

14 May 2018, 11.30 a.m.

The Comparative Federalists Research Group, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi cordially invites you to a talk on

Horizontal Mobilisation, Anti-Incumbency or Performance Delivery: What will sway the verdict in Karnataka Elections?

 

by Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Jain University, National Coordinator of Lokniti Network

Venue: Department Committee Room, Department of Political Science

 

 


 

Visting Fellow TalkVisiting Fellow Lectures

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi in collaboration with Intellectual History Research Group

An Indian Intellectual: Jayaprakash Narayan and his Role in the Cultural Cold War

(Day 1: 16 May 2018, 2:30 PM)

"It Began in Mexico": The Beginning of M.N. Roy's Affair with Communism

(Day 2: 17 May 2018, 2:30 PM)

by Dr. Daniel Kent CarrascoInstitute of Historical Research, National Mexican University

 

 


 

POSTER PSIP 2018National Seminar

 

Revisiting Peace and Security in Contemporary World: Interventions from India

 

11th-12th May 2018

 

Organized by

Peace and Security in International Politics Research Network,

Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

Sponsored by UGC, CAS-SAP

 

Click here for Concept Note and Schedule

Poster

Email: psipdelhi@gmail.com


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